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JonnyP
10-07-2013, 08:20 PM
Someone put this up on Facebook. Its a great little clip on ferreting.. https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=IBnFBnCO23E#at=13

butchthedog
10-07-2013, 08:42 PM
Always enjoyed watching Jack Hargreaves, takes me back a bit....T^

JonnyP
10-07-2013, 08:46 PM
Always enjoyed watching Jack Hargreaves, takes me back a bit....T^

I never saw it first time around. I guess me Dad wasn't into it.
When (roughly) was it first shown on telly Butch..?

Silverback
10-07-2013, 08:47 PM
wow !! thanks Jonny....by the way...want a ferret ? one left :)

JonnyP
10-07-2013, 08:51 PM
wow !! thanks Jonny....by the way...want a ferret ? one left :)

No thanks chap.. Its starting to look like the jill jab diddy not work on my Boo :0(
Good luck finding a home eh :0)

Silverback
10-07-2013, 08:54 PM
No thanks chap.. Its starting to look like the jill jab diddy not work on my Boo :0(
Good luck finding a home eh :0)

pitter patter of tiny feet ?...We only have one to home we are keeping 3 now as we have found one of the boys has a mobility issue so he's becoming a pet....my missus fell for him ages ago anyway

butchthedog
10-07-2013, 08:57 PM
I never saw it first time around. I guess me Dad wasn't into it.
When (roughly) was it first shown on telly Butch..?

I would be in my teens so recon in the 70's, he used to do I think a twenty minute slot on country life, fishing etc .. I do have some of his DVD's which I got about two years ago, think it was on bid up tv

JonnyP
10-07-2013, 09:03 PM
pitter patter of tiny feet ?...We only have one to home we are keeping 3 now as we have found one of the boys has a mobility issue so he's becoming a pet....my missus fell for him ages ago anyway
I am still hoping she isn't pregnant, but she has a large belly and is lethargic.


I would be in my teens so recon in the 70's, he used to do I think a twenty minute slot on country life, fishing etc .. I do have some of his DVD's which I got about two years ago, think it was on bid up tv
I had never even heard of him until I joined the Bushcraft forums.. I would love to see someone like him showing stuff like that on telly nowadays..

butchthedog
10-07-2013, 09:15 PM
I had never even heard of him until I joined the Bushcraft forums.. I would love to see someone like him showing stuff like that on telly nowadays..[/QUOTE]

I was mesmerised by him and can still hear his voice lol. You coud have a look at these dvd's if you like mate

Silverback
10-07-2013, 09:15 PM
I would be in my teens so recon in the 70's, he used to do I think a twenty minute slot on country life, fishing etc .. I do have some of his DVD's which I got about two years ago, think it was on bid up tv

I vaguely remember him being on the box, my granny was a farmers daughter so was interested in his programmes

JonnyP
10-07-2013, 09:18 PM
I had never even heard of him until I joined the Bushcraft forums.. I would love to see someone like him showing stuff like that on telly nowadays..

I was mesmerised by him and can still hear his voice lol. You coud have a look at these dvd's if you like mate[/QUOTE]

I can see why.. I shall put the dvds on my birthday want list :0) I have seen some of them though, did he make many programmes..?

ian c
10-07-2013, 09:25 PM
Jack Hargreaves was one of the best programms that was on the tv in 1970s and have since managed to get a couple of dvd's I think that it should be put back on the tv to show the youngsters of today how things were.

JonnyP
10-07-2013, 09:31 PM
Jack Hargreaves was one of the best programms that was on the tv in 1970s and have since managed to get a couple of dvd's I think that it should be put back on the tv to show the youngsters of today how things were.

You reckon they would watch it..?

ian c
10-07-2013, 09:41 PM
Well I would like to think so and those that do might get out of the house instead of playing games on their computers.

butchthedog
10-07-2013, 09:44 PM
If you would like to borrow them Jonny you could PM me

I can't remember how many he did, but am thinking not a lot, they always seemed short clips from what I remember '20 mins' and he sat at a bench in what looked like the garden shed which in reality would be a TV Studio set.. an all in very knowledgeable fella with country ways and gypsy life

Tony1948
10-07-2013, 09:49 PM
He was on the box a long time befor the 70s,Gone fishing was the first prog I remember him in, and that was in the late50s.Out of town started in 1963,then there was a prog called country boy.The guy was a bit of a spinner he lived in London most of his life.:happy-clapping:

butchthedog
10-07-2013, 10:04 PM
I vaguely remember him being on the box, my granny was a farmers daughter so was interested in his programmes

He always held my attention, better than any of my teachers could 'on the days that I attended school that is' lol

butchthedog
10-07-2013, 10:10 PM
He was on the box a long time befor the 70s,Gone fishing was the first prog I remember him in, and that was in the late50s.Out of town started in 1963,then there was a prog called country boy.The guy was a bit of a spinner he lived in London most of his life.:happy-clapping:

When you mention Gone Fishing and Out of Town, they are the programs that I remember never heard of 'Country boy' though Tony.. sounds like he was a crafty old sod then.. I was only a kid myself and easily taken in by him lol.

JonnyP
10-07-2013, 10:19 PM
Thats kind of you Butch thank you, but i would be worried about them getting lost in the post.. I will get my own set :0)

jus_young
10-07-2013, 10:28 PM
I like what he says at the end - 'Why are we going to the supermarkets and finding we are importing rabbits from China'! What a backward Country we live in

butchthedog
11-07-2013, 07:10 AM
Thats kind of you Butch thank you, but i would be worried about them getting lost in the post.. I will get my own set :0)

Ok Jonny no worries mate, I know what you mean with the postal services. Shame we didn't live closer for stuff like that eh.

butchthedog
11-07-2013, 07:13 AM
I like what he says at the end - 'Why are we going to the supermarkets and finding we are importing rabbits from China'! What a backward Country we live in

There don't seem to be as many rabbits about here at the moment, Pheasants, there are loads of them.

shepherd
11-07-2013, 08:24 AM
i love jack hargreaves... have all of the out of towns on dvd, and all his books.... cost a bomb but worth it! thanks for sharing!

Proventurer
11-07-2013, 09:47 AM
I left the UK in 1974 and remember Jack Hargreaves from the TV programme Out of Town from the mid sixties, he was a crack shot with a shot gun and was a very good fisherman, ferrets often featured on his programmes but what I remember most of all was the show where he introduced us all to a new invention, the "weed eater" (Strimmer) something totally foreign to the age Jack was born into, I also remember how relaxed and at home he was with his pipe in hand, something which would be so politically incorrect on todays TV, perhaps we need a few more Jacks in our lives to guide us along the path to "the good life".

butchthedog
11-07-2013, 11:47 AM
I left the UK in 1974 and remember Jack Hargreaves from the TV programme Out of Town from the mid sixties, he was a crack shot with a shot gun and was a very good fisherman, ferrets often featured on his programmes but what I remember most of all was the show where he introduced us all to a new invention, the "weed eater" (Strimmer) something totally foreign to the age Jack was born into, I also remember how relaxed and at home he was with his pipe in hand, something which would be so politically incorrect on todays TV, perhaps we need a few more Jacks in our lives to guide us along the path to "the good life".

Yep agree and so many good memories.. T^

Mouse040
11-07-2013, 05:41 PM
Take me back to being a lad I was the rabbiting dog 50p and a rabbit on a Sunday to drag myself through hedges setting nets :happy-clapping:

butchthedog
11-07-2013, 05:58 PM
Take me back to being a lad I was the rabbiting dog 50p and a rabbit on a Sunday to drag myself through hedges setting nets :happy-clapping:

T^

shepherd
11-07-2013, 09:52 PM
Take me back to being a lad I was the rabbiting dog 50p and a rabbit on a Sunday to drag myself through hedges setting nets :happy-clapping:

T^

Bushdoctor
24-07-2013, 03:58 PM
I remember the great Jack Hargreaves from the 1970s, he made a series called country boy with the late Oliver Kite, when they took a townie boy into the countryside to teach him country sports.
He then went on to make the out of town series ( I have all the videos ) which are still available on DVD and can be ordered from most major outlets,a bit pricey but well worth a look.

shepherd
24-07-2013, 05:13 PM
@bushdoctor... never heard of that one, will have to look it up, sounds great